Non-Tip Tenax Holder (Cheap)

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After tipping the Tenax bottle over and spilling it, I came up with this. The bottle is a press fit into the cap-

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Now if we can GET tenax........Tamiya caps work well also!

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Actually I use the same contraption, but I fill my cup with dentist grade hydrocal so that it is always sturdy and heavy . . .

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After almost knocking over my bottle of Tenax just this morning, this tip is most welcome. I think I've got some lids I can use. Thanks!

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Actually I use the same contraption, but I fill my cup with dentist grade hydrocal so that it is always sturdy and heavy . . .

I like that one Doc!!!

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Great tip Chris. I'll do that myself. Leave it to Beaver to get ya there. LOL. Dan

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The Tamiya lids can be used to hold all sorts of bottles. In addition to the uses above they also fit Alclad bottles and Microscale bottles (MicroSol, MicroSet).

Danger

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Knocking over my Tenax was the reason I started using lids for this too, I've since switched to Tamiya. But the lids also work for Model Master jar paints, these in my pic are used for thinner and I usually have a paper towel stuffed down around the jar to wipe my brush on.

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Thanks for the great tip. Now I wont have it all over my bench when I try reaching for something else. LOL

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A small upgrade to the funnel idea... get a cork from a wine bottle (great excuse to buy a bottle of wine!), shave the cork down to fit the Tenax bottle, drill a hole through the cork and insert the brush handle. The cork should give a tighter seal than the funnel, but still be easy enough to pull out (as long as you don't jam the cork in too tightly!).

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Great idea, Harry.

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Given that Tenax isn't readily available, here's my solution: I bought, about 10yrs ago, a pint can of Weld-On #3 (so very similar to Tenax, it works exactly the same), for the unbelievable price of $8, at an industrial plastics supply house here (most cities of any size at all have somebody who deals in plexiglas and the liquid cements --generally Weld-ON--look in the yellow pages, or White Pages online). I use a common turkey baster to transfer Weld-On as needed to my Tenax bottle, works like a charm!

I second the idea of using rattle can tops to provide a spill resistant carrier for those pesky little bottles, too! Great idea!

Art

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I wish I could find a cap to fit the Proweld bottles,, It's the easiest solvent glue to get in my area

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Cool tip and Tenax is almost impossible to get around here. I have found that a couple of the online hobby shops have it in stock. Last time I ordered 6 bottles and only paid 4 dollars for shipping and handling.

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I wish I could find a cap to fit the Proweld bottles,, It's the easiest solvent glue to get in my area

ditto. the block of wood thing just doesn't do it for me.

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This tip comes only two Tenax bottles later, but it is a GREAT tip, Thanx a lot !!

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Absolutely a great tip Chris.... I've knocked over 2 Tenax bottles over the years. Thanks.

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